Congress Stamped Out Federally Funded Gun Violence Research 22 Years Ago. Now States Are Stepping In.
While advocates argue that gun violence is woefully under-researched, some officials also say that there are clear steps that should be taken anyway. More research can help. But this is no excuse for inaction," said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who was CDC director from 2009 to 2017. Meanwhile, a look at President Donald Trump's evolving views on gun control measures.